1. Sponsor. The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Bowsong, Inc d/b/a Historica (the “Sponsor” or “Historica”). While this Sweepstakes may be promoted via social media websites, such websites are not affiliated with Sponsor or this Sweepstakes. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Meta, Facebook, Instagram, X Corp., Tik Tok, or any other third-party website or application that might host content where information about this Sweepstakes is published (collectively “Content Hosts”).


  1. Acceptance of Official Rules. By entering the Historica Monthly Challenge Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”), you (the “Entrant”) hereby accept and agree to these official rules (the “Official Rules”) of the Sweepstakes. Any violation of these rules may result in disqualification.


  1. Eligibility. This Sweepstakes is open to natural persons who are legal residents of: (1) the 50 United States and District of Columbia (the “United States” or the “S.”) or (2) the Republic of India and its constituent states (“India”); and are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Historica and their affiliates, employees of any prize sponsor and its affiliates, and members of such employees’ immediate families (their parents, spouses, siblings (natural born or adopted), children (natural born or adopted)) or households are ineligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.  All federal law of the United States and India, all laws of the individual states of the United States and India, and all local laws apply.


  1. Sweepstakes Period. Each entry period begins on the first day of the calendar month, at 12:01am (E.S.T.) and ends on the last day of that same calendar month at 11:59PM (E.S.T.) (each an “Entry Period”).  The first Entry Period  to occur in 2024 will occur in May 2024 and the last 2024 Entry Period will occur in December 2024.   Entries received prior to or after the Entry Period for that month, will not be eligible for that month’s drawing.  The Entry Period is subject to change at Sponsor’s discretion if for any unforeseen reason the Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned.


  1. Entering the Sweepstakes.  The ways to enter to the Sweepstakes are as follows:


Entry via Website.  Each of the eight (8) months of the Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 AM (E.S.T.) on the first day of each month and runs until the final day of the month at 11:59 PM (E.S.T.) (the “Cut-Off Time”).  To enter the Sweepstakes, the Entrant must register an account with their name and e-mail address on the online platform managed by Historica at historica.world.  Once registered, the Entrant must take a quiz (the “Quiz”) based on an article selected by the Sponsor (the “Article”) for that month.  Each month, the Sponsor will select a new Article and offer a new Quiz.  The Entrant will have two (2) timed opportunities to take that month’s Quiz.  The Sponsor will have full discretion over the subject, answers to, and number of questions; as well as the time limit within which the Entrant must answer the questions.  If the Entrant answers over 70% of the questions on the Quiz correctly on either of their attempts, they will be entered into the Sweepstakes.  Limit one (1) entry per person for each month of the Sweepstakes, regardless of whether a person has more than one e-mail address or more than one person uses the same e-mail address.  Entries in excess of the limit are void.  To be valid, each entry must provide all information requested. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or unintelligible entries. If you choose to submit an entry via your web-enabled mobile device, data rates may apply. See your wireless service provider for details on rates and capabilities.


Alternative Method of Entry.  Eligible entrants may submit a legible postcard with full name, Baddress, phone number and date of birth in mm/dd/yyyy format to Bowsing Inc., ATTN: Monthly Challenge Sweepstakes, 1818 Library St., Ste 500, Reston, VA 20190.  The entry must be postmarked by the end of the Entry Period and received by the Sponsor before the Cut-Off Time to be eligible for that month’s drawing.  Postcards not meeting these requirements will not be considered.  Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged.  No mechanically reproduced entries permitted.  Illegible and/or incomplete entries are void.


Regardless of entry method, a maximum number of one entry may be received by any one individual over the course of the Entry Period. Additional entries received in excess of the maximum number of entries will be void.  All entries become Sponsor’s property and will not be returned or acknowledged.


  1. Prize. One (1) prize (the “Monthly Prize”) is available to be awarded per month.  The Monthly Prize to be awarded is five hundred (500) dollars and zero (0) cents ($500.00).


The Monthly Prize shall include the following:

  • A check for five hundred (500) dollars and zero (0) cents ($500.00) to be mailed to an address provided by the Entrant.


The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Prize is $500.00


Any difference between the ARV and the actual value, if any, will not be awarded.  No assignment, transfer, conversion to cash or cash redemption or substitution of the Monthly Prize is permitted, although the Sponsor expressly reserves the right to substitute the Monthly Prize with an item of comparable or greater value should the Monthly Prize become unavailable.  All Monthly Prize details are at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.


If a winner cannot accept the Monthly Prize as stated, the Monthly Prize will be forfeited in its entirety and awarded to an alternate winner, at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.


The Monthly Prize may be terminated if the Winner behaves unlawfully or inappropriately as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Under such circumstances, Sponsor shall NOT have any liability or obligation of any kind. The preceding includes but is not limited to conduct by Winner and/or Winner’s associates that may cause an adverse effect on Sponsor’s reputation.


  1. Selection of Winner. All valid entries received by the Sponsor by the end of each month will be eligible for a random drawing to take place on or about the last day of each month. The drawing will take place on the last day of each month even if that day is a weekend or holiday.  One (1) winner (the “Winner”) will be randomly selected from all entries received that month.  Please note: to receive the Monthly Prize, the Winner must ensure a photograph that includes their face, an address, a phone number and a date of birth are associated with the account they created on the online platform managed by the Sponsor.  If the Winner submitted entry by postcard, he or she will be required to submit a photograph that includes their face.  The Winner’s name will be posted on Sponsor’s website, and the Winner will be notified by telephone and/or e-mail. Sponsor is not responsible for notifications that are misdirected, not received, or undeliverable because of errors in the telephone number, e-mail addresses or mailing addresses submitted by entrants, because such addresses are no longer correct, or for any other reason beyond the control of Sponsor.  If a potential winner cannot be reached after a reasonable effort has been made during five (5) business days from the first notification attempt, such person may be disqualified, with an alternate winner selected in a random drawing from among the remaining eligible entries in the entry pool. Any prize notification or prize returned as undeliverable will result in forfeiture of the prize, and prize will be awarded to an alternate winner chosen in a random drawing from among the remaining eligible entries in the appropriate entry pool. Odds of winning are based on the number of eligible entries received.


The Winner shall be required to complete an affidavit or declaration of eligibility/liability and, where permitted by law, a publicity release.  Failure to comply may result in forfeiture of all rights to the Monthly Prize.  If a dispute cannot be resolved, the entry will be deemed ineligible.


If for any reason, this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, an event occurs that corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, or this Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these Official Rules, Sponsor will have the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Sweepstakes, and select the Winner in a random drawing from entries already received, or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor.


  1. Prize Taxes. There may be tax implications with accepting the Monthly Prize. The Winner is responsible for investigating if there are any tax implications, and for paying any and all taxes. By accepting the Monthly Prize, a Winner accepts and acknowledges the tax implications. All federal, state, local and other tax liabilities arising from this Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, winning a Prize, will be the sole responsibility of each Winner. Sponsor cannot provide tax advice; please consult with your own tax adviser.


  1. Publicity. Notwithstanding any other term herein, except where prohibited by law, submission of any entry constitutes the Entrant’s consent to use of his/her name, likeness, voice, state of residence, biographical and prize information, statements about the promotion, anything submitted to enter the Sweepstakes and/or the entrant’s photo for advertising and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter devised without review, notification, approval or compensation.


  1. Conditions of Entry. Sponsor assumes no liability and is not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, lost, late, incomplete, corrupted, stolen, misdirected, or illegible entries, for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by end users, by third parties, or by equipment or programming, and it assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communication failure, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to the Sweepstakes. All entries become the property of Sponsor upon submission. Each Entrant in this Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, the Winner, as a condition to the Sweepstakes, hereby releases and agrees to hold harmless the Sponsor, Content Hosts, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to person, including death, and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a Prize and participation in this Sweepstakes. THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE PRIZE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.


  1. Severability. In the event that any provision of these Official Rules is found invalid or unenforceable pursuant to judicial decree or decision, the remainder of the Official Rules shall remain valid and enforceable according to its terms. By entering, you acknowledge that you intend that the provisions of these Official Rules be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. Accordingly, you agree that if any provisions are deemed not enforceable, they shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent required by applicable law.


  1. Privacy Policy. All entry information submitted to Sponsor as part of this Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy, available at: https://historica.world/privacy-policy/.  Sponsor may use this personal information to send you information about the Sponsor or Sponsor’s products, unless you opt-out of receiving any of these materials.


  1. Governing Law and Jurisdiction. Void where prohibited by law.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Entrant and Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States of America, without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule that would require or permit the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than those of  the Commonwealth of Virginia. By participating in Sweepstakes, Entrants agree that the state and federal courts located in the Commonwealth of Virginia shall have jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to Sweepstakes and that venue for such litigation shall be only in the Circuit Court for the City of Richmond, Virginia or the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division.


Winner’s Name.  For the names of the Winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to  Bowsong Inc., ATTN: Monthly Challenge Sweepstakes, 1818 Library St., Ste 500, Reston, VA 20190. Request must be received no later than six (6) months after the end of the Entry Period. WA and VT residents may omit return postage. The Winner’s name will also be posted on the Sponsor’s website.